New Ninth Circuit Case Limits Standing of ERISA “Plan Beneficiaries” to Exclude Healthcare Providers

Posted in: Bad Faith, Benefits, Church Plans, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Government Plans, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Litigation Blog, Insurance Questions and Concepts April 10, 2017

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its Insurance Litigation and Disability Insurance News blogs that deal with frequently asked questions in insurance bad faith, life insurance, long term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other

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Disability Insurers Cannot Use Ambiguities in Insurance Policies to Avoid Being Sued When They Wrongfully Deny Disability Benefit Claims

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog March 29, 2017

When terms contained within an insurance policy fail to make provisions clear, plain, and conspicuous, insureds are often left to wonder what their rights under an insurance policy are and whether they are complying with the terms of their policy.  …

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When Does ERISA Apply to a “Continued” or “Converted” Group Insurance Policy?

Posted in: Bad Faith, Benefits, Church Plans, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Government Plans, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Litigation Blog, Insurance Questions and Concepts March 24, 2017

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its Insurance Litigation and Disability Insurance News blogs that deal with frequently asked questions in insurance bad faith, life insurance, long term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other

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Governmental Plans Under ERISA: When and Why Government Plans are not Governed by ERISA and Why That is Good for Life, Health and Disability Claimants

Posted in: Bad Faith, Breach of Contract, Church Plans, Disability Insurance, ERISA, Health Insurance, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Litigation Blog, Insurance Questions and Concepts, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Property & Casualty Insurance February 24, 2017

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its California Insurance Litigation Blog that deal with related issues in a series of articles dealing with insurance bad faith, life insurance, long-term disability and short-term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death

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The Prevalence of Life, Health and Disability Benefit Claim Denials is Astounding: It’s Worse Than You Thought

Posted in: Abuse of Discretion, Bad Faith, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Health Insurance, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Litigation Blog, Life Insurance February 02, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that a whopping 75 percent of long-term disability claims are denied.  With over six decades of collective experience representing both insurers and their policyholders, the lawyers at McKennon Law Group PC have seen insurers …

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Good News for Policyholders: The Insurance Commissioner has Broad Authority to Regulate Insurers

Posted in: Case Updates, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, Insurance Litigation Blog January 27, 2017

We all know that insurance companies are good at trying to find any way possible to deny claims, whether they be long-term disability claims, life insurance claims, health insurance claims or homeowner’s claims.  To curtail their ability to do so, …

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Demystifying an ERISA Disability Insurance Claim: A Timeline for a Misunderstood Employee Benefit

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Insurance Questions and Concepts, Policy Interpretation, Statute of Limitations January 13, 2017

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its California Insurance Litigation Blog that deal with frequently asked questions in the insurance bad faith, life insurance, long term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other areas of

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Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert Publish Article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal: “New Regulations Will Benefit Claimants in Disability Insurance Cases”

Posted in: Department of Labor/Regulations, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legal Articles, News Blog January 12, 2017

In the January 12, 2017 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert of the McKennon Law Group PC published an article summarizing the new U.S. Department of Labor disability insurance claims regulations aimed at reducing …

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Major Differences in California Long-Term Disability and Individual Disability Insurance Plans

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, Employment Liability Insurance, Insurance Litigation Blog December 20, 2016

Summary: A Los Angeles long-term disability insurance lawyer discusses the differences between long-term disability insurance (typically governed by ERISA) and individual disability insurance plans in California.  Contact McKennon Law Group  PC today if your long-term or individual disability insurance claim …

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Ninth Circuit Creates Bright-Line Rule in ERISA Disability Cases: the Inability to Sit for More Than Four Hours Precludes Work in a Sedentary Occupation

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog November 17, 2016

It is very common for an insurance company to deny a claim for long-term disability insurance governed by ERISA after concluding that a claimant can perform the duties of a sedentary occupation.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational …

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